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Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help plan your trip to Grand Canyon National Park. If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to call us toll free at 1-888-29-PARKS (888-297-2757) for additional assistance.

Of course. In fact, cats and dogs have their own Pet Resort adjacent to the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and Depot. Check out our blog for other tips on traveling with your four-legged friends. Please note that only service animals (as defined on our Accessibility page) are permitted on board the train or in our facilities in Williams and at Grand Canyon South Rim, including guestrooms, restaurants, motorcoaches, shops, museums, etc. Please refer to our Accessibility page for additional details.

Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel and Grand Canyon National Park Lodges have created a variety of ways to accommodate and assist guests with physical challenges. To learn more, please visit our Accessibility page.

Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel offers plentiful complimentary parking in Williams. If you book a package that includes an overnight stay at the Grand Canyon South Rim, you are welcome to leave your personal vehicle parked in our lots for the duration of your getaway. Please visit the Front Desk or Depot Ticket Counter for additional information.

Phoenix, Arizona is the closest major city/airport. Driving time is approximately 4 hours/247 miles. Las Vegas, Nevada is the next closest major city/airport. Driving time is approximately 5 hours 30 minutes/273 miles. Please view our Parking & Directions page for more information.

233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
Williams, AZ 86046

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel & RV Park
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
Williams, AZ 86046
Phone:928-635-4010

The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round. The Grand Canyon railway runs every day of the year, except Christmas Day, December 25.

The elevation is 6,900 feet above sea level.

Summers are pleasant with temperatures ranging from 50°-80°F. If you do venture down into the canyon the temperatures increase, sometimes exceeding over 100°F. The sun is powerful in the high-altitude, so wearing hats and sunscreen is highly advised. Evenings are cool around 40°-50°F and wearing light jackets or sweaters is a good idea.

Winters are cold with temperatures between 40°-50°F or lower. We recommend you bring warm clothes and prepare for icy roads and trails, potential road closures and snow.

Spring and fall at Grand Canyon can be unpredictable. Generally days are comfortably warm around 50°-60°F and the nights cooler. This time of year can have some of the best weather for hiking.

We advise you to check weather Web sites for current forecasts as the weather can fluctuate.

Yes, all major carriers currently offer service; however, we cannot make any guarantees to the signal strength.

A business center including computers with internet access and printers is located just off the main lobby of the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.

The National Park Service currently charges $35 per private vehicle at each of the entrance gates. This fee varies when entering by foot, bicycle or motorcycle and commercial vehicle. Please visit the National Park Service for the most current fee information. This fee is waived with a valid National Park pass.

There are several gas stations located throughout the Williams area.